Hitler's birthday and the flushed faces come out

Take note that April 19-20 is upon us. The crazed come out of the woods each year for this congealed anniversary from hell.

The 19th is the anniversary of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, which killed 168, and the federal government’s deadly confrontation with the Branch Davidians at Waco, Texas, two years earlier. The 20th is Nazi leader Adolf Hitler’s birthday, which white supremacist groups mark around the world as a hallowed date. These two dates bring out many fanatics with violence in their hearts, if not necessarily in their actions.

A Second Amendment coalition and a militia umbrella group also hold a rally in Washington to trumpet firearms freedoms and concealed-carry provisions. Some organizers say in a Washington Post report that they like April 19 because the battles of Lexington and Concord were fought then in 1775. It’s too bad for them that more recent history has stained these dates and make militia gun-waving something for reasonable people to avoid, especially this time of year.

I’ve been intending to post about other topics recently, but all the budding revolutionaries running around have been providing irresistible material lately.

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5 Responses to Hitler's birthday and the flushed faces come out

  1. Doug Gibson says:

    Kathleen Parker of the WP has an interesting column on this topic:


  2. Mark Shenefelt says:

    Parker’s column gets a little contradictory when she urges restraint, then two paragraphs later, urges people to shout down and condemn users of inflammatory words. I agree with her latter point.

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